For anyone that uses the beautiful park in St Andrews, Bristol. We want to keep it beautiful and an asset for the local people and those who travel from further away to enjoy activities including paddling, sliding, walking, scooting, running or just sitting!

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Please note that the views expressed on the Friends of St Andrews Park web site are not necessarily those of the Friends of St Andrews Park group. We would advise contributors that any statements considered to be personal, offensive, defamatory or false are not acceptable and will be removed where appropriate.


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Bristol Parks Forum

Posted by Jo Corke on July 4, 2021 at 17:19 10 Comments

Bristol Parks Forum is the umbrella organisation for community park groups and organisations in the city with an interest in their local parks and green spaces.

You can find their website here  In the Meetings section you will find the…


membership of the website

Posted by Fo SAP on November 2, 2020 at 10:48 1 Comment

For information: Anyone can apply to join the website; the applications are looked at to try to ascertain if they are real or spam, and mostly we spot spammers.

However Maris aka Stella  made a reasonable application and was admitted; that proved to be a mistake.

Please ignore any messages from that person.

Thanks to those who have already contacted us.

We have deleted that person.

Jo Corke

Lichens in the Park

Posted by Jo Corke on November 18, 2019 at 17:02 8 Comments

Welcome to the Lichen Blog.  

The lichens in the park are doing well on trees trunks, branches, fences and even on the concrete and some of the paths.  Lichens often favour just one or two of these habitats.

The high winds (Nov 2010 and…


BCR Community Partnership

Posted by Fo SAP on September 18, 2019 at 13:56 2 Comments

BCR CP Next meeting Wednesday 20th November, 7pm - 9pm

at Redland Parish Halls, Redland Green Road

This Community Partnership is for the…


Street Scene

Posted by Fo SAP on August 21, 2018 at 11:53 0 Comments

Street Scene

The BCR Street Scene Group is a group of local volunteers who work, together and separately, to

  • spot and report problems, such as overflowing waste bins, ‘fly-tipping’, graffiti tagging, pot-holes, roads that need sweeping. dog fouling, hedges that…

wildlife area

Posted by Alison Griffies on June 26, 2018 at 13:45 1 Comment

This piece in the Guardian's Country Diary is very apt: all about Moon Daisies of which there are many in the wild area of the park

BCC freeze on non-essential spending.

Posted by Fo SAP on December 2, 2016 at 18:12 1 Comment

  We have received the following message from Gemma Dando, BCC there is particularly disappointing news about the Head of Parks role. Three members of the BPF committee had taken part in the recent recruitment process.




Pesticides in Parks

Posted by Fo SAP on November 12, 2016 at 17:00 2 Comments

During 2016 BCC conducted some trials of glyphosate-free maintenance of parks and open spaces.

St Andrews Park volunteered to trial no glyphosate treatment of the Spiral florals near the Leopold Road side of the park.

An interim report on the trial has been produced by BCC.

This is also a  …


FoSAP Constitution V7

Posted by Fo SAP on October 13, 2016 at 10:43 1 Comment

Attached is the current Version 7 agreed at the AGM 15.4.14

This version has 2 addenda:

1. (25.2.14) outlining the Role of the Secretary

2. (11.10.16) Protocol for contact with Bristol City Council (BCC) officers.

If you have any comments you can raise them by emailing or commenting on this Blog.



pond gate repairs

Posted by Jo Corke on September 15, 2016 at 15:47 2 Comments

The park pond gate has been repaired.Thanks to Sarah Tyler, our efficient liaison link at BCC. 

Have a look over the fence and you can see that some tadpoles are still with us; others have already left for pastures new.


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Latest Activity

Anna Raphael replied to Anna Raphael's discussion Basketball Hoop
"Oh please do! Thank you so much for the speedy response."
Fo SAP replied to Anna Raphael's discussion Basketball Hoop
"hi Anna, i will ask the Play Coordinatotor... we have renewed it before, but it didn’t last long, as far as I remember."
Anna Raphael posted a discussion

Basketball Hoop

Are there any plans to have the basketball hoop at the top of the park re-instated? It’s such a great resource for young people who have so few options at the moment.See More
Profile IconAnna Raphael, Max Williams and Kevin Burgess joined Friends Of St Andrews Park
Simon Randolph posted photos
Jul 15
Fo SAP commented on Jo Corke's group Wildlife group
"Hi Emily, You might want to send a message to the group about  about your interest in bats."
Jul 6
Emily Barnard joined Jo Corke's group

Wildlife group

Welcome to the wildlife page.See More
Jul 4
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 296: In this update: Parks Forum Waste Survey Summer 2021 Your Park Bristol & Bath Parks for People – A New Report Downs for People Bristol Future Parks South Bristol Cemetery Expansion"
Jul 4
Fo SAP left a comment for Emily Barnard
"Welcome to the website Emily, We do not have a bat detecting group - yet - but that's a good offer.  Some members may contact you from here directly. In addition to I am emailing you with details of our volunteer group among whom there may…"
Jul 4
Emily Barnard is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Jul 4
Jo Corke posted an event

Gone with the wind at St Andrews Park

July 4, 2021 from 6pm to 7pm
Our local recorder trio "Gone with the Wind" will be playing some light music for a summer's evening in the park (weather permitting). They say "come wth a picnic and drinks if you wish. We have never had 30 people beore at this event but if it looks busy please spread out!"See More
Jun 26
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 295: In this update:  Health & Safety Training Litter Picks with Bristol Avon Rivers Trust and Sustainable Hive Black & Green Ambassadors - Bristol's Voices GoodGym Bristol Tuesday night Groups Runs are coming back Tree…"
Jun 21

Wellington bomber memorial appeal - a fitting success

Many thanks to everyone who helped with the successful appeal.

The total income after we receive the final instalment from Bristol City Council will be £5,173.03. Of this we spent £3,982.87. The cost of the memorial itself, including installation, was £3,932.50.

This will leave us with the sum of £1,190.16 for maintenance and improvement to the memorial site area.

The £1,190.16 will be kept in with the FoSAP current account, but treated as ring-fenced funding.


Further information about the Wellington bomber that crashed into St. Andrews Park on 30th April 1941 can be found here

Video footage of the memorial service can be found here:


Bristol Parks Forum

Bristol Parks Forum is the umbrella organisation for community park groups and organisations in the city with an interest in their local parks and green spaces.

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